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Cultural Entrepreneurs mentioned in national report

St Albans City and District Council’s drive to boost the local visitor economy by working with partners to promote St Albans’ rich cultural heritage has received national recognition.

Councillor Annie Brewster, Portfolio Holder for Sports, Leisure and Heritage at St Albans City and District Council, said: “St Albans has a rich 2,000 year history, superb attractions, including the Cathedral and Roman archaeology, and a strong arts and culture scene. By working with partners to promote this, the Council, is aiming to attract more visitors to this beautiful City, helping to boost the local economy. The report acknowledges this innovative and creative approach that puts arts and culture and partnership working at the centre of our visitor economy strategy.”
The case study highlights how the Council and St Albans Cathedral have secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for cultural projects that will attract more visitors. The Council is working with partners to transform the old Town Hall into a museum and art gallery that will act as a visitor gateway to local attractions.
See http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/press-room/items/2014/august/st-albans-visitor-economy-drive-achieves-national-recognition.aspx for more information.